Recall: Kawasaki Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers
On 2011-03-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kawasaki Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2008 for about $420 to $490.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Kawasaki backpack blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 364-6404
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What is the problem?
The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product's blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. The following model blowers are included in this recall:
12907 12955 12980 12985 12996 13051 13054 13063 13103|
13113 13116 13117 13119 13120 13121 13124 13130 13131
13132 13133 13134 13135 13137 13138 13140 13141 13142
13145 13147 13152 13159 13192 13193 13246 13247 13248
|KRB750B-A3, KRB750B-A4, KRB750B-A5|
KRB750B-B1 (Canada Only)
10380 to 11339, 11628 to 12107, 12156 to 12635,|
13380 to 13529, 13536 to 13543, 13548 to 13859,
14077 to 14388, 14390, 14398 to 14400, 14411 to 14556
This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's announcement can be found here: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1297
These items were sold new+ at Authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.
For additional information, contact Kawasaki Motor toll-free at (877)364-6404 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kawpowr.com. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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